Java SE at a Glance


Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today's demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today's applicationsrequire.

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Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 Update 25 (Java SE 8u25) is Now Available
This latest release of the Java Platform includes important security fixes. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release.
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Java SE 7 Update 71 and Java SE 7 Update 72 Now Available
These latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) and Patch Set Update (PSU) releases include important security fixes. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade to one of these releases. For detailed information on the difference between each release type and to find out which is most appropriate for you, review this documentation.
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Java SE 8 is Now Available
The Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8) is a major feature release. It contains new features and enhancements in many functional areas. Java SE 8 delivers enhanced developer productivity and significant application performance increases through reduced boilerplate code, improved collections and annotations, simpler parallel programming models and more efficient use of modern, multi-core processors. See what's new in JDK 8 for more details.
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Security of the Java Platform
A description of security information provided by role. For developers, system administrators, home users, and security professionals.

Java RIA Security Checklist
Recently announced changes scheduled for Java 7 update 51 (January 2014) have established that the default security slider will require code signatures and the Permissions Manifest attribute. This checklist is intended to provide best practices to help development teams track work necessary to accommodate user prompts.

LiveConnect changes in 7u45 
Java 7 update 45 (October 2013) introduces a new warning to users of LiveConnect applications. LiveConnect is a technology for Rich Internet Applications that allows JavaScript on a web page to make calls into an RIA, allowing the two to work together and load content. RIAs that do not use LiveConnect are unaffected by this change. Read More

Oracle Releases New Diagnostic, Monitoring, Security and Deployment Capabilities for Java SE 7 (Press Release)  Video

Java Mission Control 
Java Flight Recorder and Java Mission Control together create a complete tool chain to continuously collect low level and detailed runtime information enabling after-the-fact incident analysis.
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Advanced Management Console 
Provides system administrators an effective control over diverse Java versions running on desktops in the enterprise enabling a more secure environment and enhanced application experience and availability. Documentation 

Deployment Rule Set 
Deployment rule set allows a desktop administrator to control the level of Java client compatibility and default prompts across an organization. Documentation 

Java API Documentation Updater Tool 

Java Usage Tracking and Visualization with Oracle Fusion Middleware 

Server JRE 
Starting with Java SE 7u21, a Server Java Runtime Environment (Server JRE) package is available for deploying Java applications on servers. Learn More

Java Applet & Web Start - Code Signing 
Starting with Java SE 7u21 all Java Applets and Web Start Applications are encouraged to be signed with a trusted certificate. Learn More

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Java SE 7u71/72 Released
Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 7 users upgrade to one of these releases, both of which include important security fixes. Go here for guidance in selecting the most appropriate release.
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Java SE 8u25 Released
Java SE 8u25 is the latest Critical Patch Update release. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release.

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Java 8 Event Kit
Access the "Create the Future with Java 8 Event Kit" - run your own Java 8 event using the resources designed for Java User Groups (JUGs). The kit includes a fully scripted technical presentation, intro video, promotional tools and more. Learn More

Adopt a JSR Program
This program is intended to encourage JUG members to get involved in a Java Specification Request (JSR) and to evangelise that JSR to their JUG and the wider Java community in order to increase grass roots participation. Learn More 
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JavaFX Community

The NightHacking Java 8 Tour is the inaugural leg of the Java 8 Tour event where the evangelism team will be crossing the globe to speak at conferences and Java User Groups to spread the word about the new Java 8 release.



Make the Future Java Outreach Program
Together, we can inspire future technologists to learn more about Java and the opportunities it brings. The Make the Future Java program offers resources, tool kits and promotional items you can use for Java outreach within your local community.

Join a Java User Group (JUG)
Java User Groups (JUGs) are volunteer organizations that strive to distribute Java-related knowledge around the world. They provide a meeting place for Java users to get information, share resources and solutions, increase networking, expand Java Technology expertise, and above all, drink beer, eat pizza and have fun. Find a JUG and become a part of the Java community today!

Java ForumsI Code Java
Read about and share ideas and suggestions about Java technology on the discussion forums. Start with the New to Java or the more advanced Java Programming category.

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